Wanderers striker speaks of his delight at being given the nod to represent Great Britain at the Summer Olympics
Marvin Sordell says that he can’t wait for the Olympic Games to start after being included in the Team GB squad for this summer’s games.
On Monday it was announced that the Wanderers striker was included in Stuart Pearce’s 18-man contingent, along with players like Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Daniel Sturridge and Micah Richards.
Initially Team GB play group matches against Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, before the knock-out stages commence.
“To be able to go to the Olympics is a once in a lifetime opportunity, no matter what sport you play,” Sordell exclusively told the official website.
“I’ll be fortunate enough to be able to compete in the games and represent Team GB, and it means even more that the games are in London too where I’m from – it’s unbelievable.
“I know Stuart Pearce very well and he called me a few days ago to say that I was in the squad. He told me to keep everything under wraps until it was announced but he wanted me to make sure that I was ready.
“I imagine I will get a lot of calls from family and friends to congratulate me, but I have only been included in the squad so far.
“Hopefully I will be able to go there and play my part. I want to stake my claim for a place in the team, push on and impress people.
“I’ve always been one to train hard and work as hard as I can do, so hopefully I will get an opportunity.
“I believe that we won’t be going there to make up numbers but try and push for the gold medal. Should that happen, it would certainly be something amazing to look back on later in my career.”